2023-2024 / LCLA0073-1

Latin authors 2


45h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : classics5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (Registrations are closed)5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 


Dominique Longrée, Bruno Rochette


Bruno Rochette

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

A series of texts illustrating a theme, a character or a classical author. Seneca, Lucretius, Titus Livy, the origins of Rome, Harotius, Seneca, Vergil, the emperor as seen by Ammianus Marcellinus. First semester : usually, a prose writer one year and a poet the next. Second semester : one author or texts of various writers could be studied.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To show the various audiences concerned how a commentary, whether historical or literary, can only be based on direct contact with text, hence on a precise understanding and rigorous translation.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good knowledge of basic Latin after at least one year of Latin at the university (corresponding to the knowledge level of Latin authors I : grammar and texts).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

For the schedule and general information on the course, see http://www.ulg.ac.be/littlat

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

- Reference works: a set of texts is available online (ecampus) every year. Students should also obtain: F. GAFFIOT, Le grand Gaffiot. French-Latin dictionary (Hachette) [full version] ; a Latin grammar (G. FRANÇOIS, Grammaire latine, Liège or A.M. BOXUS et M. LAVENCY, Clauis )
Q1 Compulsory reading  R. Martin-J. Gaillard, Les genres littéraires à Rome [a chapter of student's own choice with the exception of the chapter relating to the autheur studied]. A written work about the chosen chapter.
Q2 Personnal Reading and Commentary of a text other than those studied during the course.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

Q1 oral exam : reading aloud one of the passages explained in class, retranslation, grammatical justification, commentary; questions on the book proposed.
Q1 oral exam : reading aloud one of the passages explained in class, retranslation, grammatical justification, commentary; same exercice witth the text prepared personnaly.
The mark of the midterm exam in January will count for 40% of the June final mark if > or = 10/20. The mark will have no effect on the final grade if it doesn't reach 10/20 and the final exam will then be cumulative.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Teacher Dominique Longrée et Bruno ROCHETTE, Full Professors Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité place du 20-Août, 7 in B-4000 Liège Phone: 04 366 56 63 - Fax 04 366 58 27 E-mail : Bruno.Rochette@uliege.be Secretary Valérie ELIAS Phone 04 366 55 82

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Online Notes
Notes are available online. See link below.